Bad news for the pedestrian/bike bridge between North Seattle College and the Northgate light rail station.
The Seattle Times posted a story tonight beginning:
The federal government has decided not to contribute $15 million toward a Northgate Station pedestrian-and-bicycle bridge over Interstate 5. Local taxpayers would need to fund the entire $26 million project themselves.
Nor will Uncle Sam donate $10 million to help Seattle expand the Pronto bicycle network, which currently serves the University District, downtown and places nearby.
The Times story is here.
The Times adds:
Bridge funding still remains within reach.
Sound Transit already approved $5 million, and the Legislature $10 million, along with $5 million already pledged by Seattle. That leaves a gap of $6 million.
If voters pass this fall’s $930 million Move Seattle property-tax levy, the city’s plan would allocate $15 million to Northgate, pushing it past the goal line.
As others have noted, however, that is not a firm commitment from the city.